Josephine Meckseper was born in Lilienthal, Germany and lives and works in New York City. Institutional collections in which her work features include the Brooklyn Museum; FRAC Nord - Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France; Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Recent institutional exhibitions include Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2007); GAK, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (2008); “New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhail Subotzky,” Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); “Josephine Meckseper: Recent Films,” Indianapolis Museum of Art (2009); Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston (2009); “American Apparel,” Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2009); Migros Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2009); Parrish Art Museum, New York (2013); and “2X (I) ST,” Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany (2014). In 2012, Manhattan Oil Project, Meckseper's first public project in New York, was commissioned by Art Production Fund and installed adjacent to Times Square. She participated in the Whitney Biennial (2006, 2010); 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Seville (2006); Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007); Sharjah Biennial (2011); and Taipei Biennial (2014).
99 Cents or Less
May 19–August 6, 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
A major group exhibition of ninety-nine artists based in the United States addresses Detroit’s ongoing economic crisis and its 2013 bankruptcy. Four years after a federal judge approved Detroit’s bankruptcy-exit plan, the city’s financial present and future are still in flux. This exhibition is a reflection on the realities of a city that was once one of the country’s wealthiest and most diverse. Work by Piero Golia, Alex Israel, Adam McEwen, Josephine Meckseper, and Sterling Ruby is included.
Sterling Ruby, 99/MK, 2017. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer